How Do You Soften New Bed Sheets?
The softness of sheets depends primarily on the fibers used and the thread count of the sheet. Egyptian cotton woven in counts of 300 or more provides a smooth, sleek surface that is gentle to the skin. Unfortunately, fine linens typically require a financial investment that may be a bit more that the average American is ready to spend. Less expensive versions may feel stiff and rough when new, but they can be softened before use and may surprise you with a satiny-smooth finish to lull you to dreamland. Choose sheets with the highest thread count within your budget for the softest sheets. Compare brands to find the best buy for your money. If you shop carefully, you may find quality sheets (with high thread counts) on sale that cost less than the price of low thread count sheets in another brand. Place sheets in the washer and fill with hot water. Add 1 cup of salt and your regular laundry detergent. Turn on the agitator and agitate sheets for 5 to 10 minutes. Turn off the agitator and